Here are the other posts on the letters in his name:
C A L V I
And here's how we played with the letter N!
Words that begin with N
I had to get a little creative to come up with enough items around the house that started with N. Hence the nametag ;)
I picked out some big fat rigatoni noodles because I knew they'd be easy to string onto a necklace. Then we colored them using rubbing alcohol and gel food coloring.
I put a handful of rigatoni into each plastic bag with a few drops of food coloring and a couple of tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. Then the kids helped me shake up the bags!
Once the noodles were covered in color, I spread them out on wax paper and let them dry overnight. The colors did run a little.
With our colorful noodles, we did a little fine motor practice with stringing to make some pretty neon noodle necklaces!
Making the Letter N
We also used the neon noodles to decorate a big letter N.
And to practice making the shape of the letter N, we used a little playdough. We used a cookie cutter to imprint an N onto the dough, and then I asked Calvin to line up some marbles following the zig-zaggy shape of the letter N. Also fine motor practice :)
So now we have Calvin's whole name! And it's been hanging in our kitchen since March!